Publication
Title
Mastering the connoisseur's eye : paintings, criticism, and the canon in Dutch and Flemish travel culture, 1600-1750
Author
Abstract
Gerrit Verhoeven, Mastering the Connoisseur's Eye: Paintings, Criticism, and the Canon in Dutch and Flemish Travel Culture, 1600-1750 During the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, pioneering books on art theory-by Richardson, Piles, Lairesse, and many others-formulated benchmark criteria to assess the quality of paintings and shaped a canon of favorite masters, schools, and subjects. Less is known about the actual appropriation of this high-brow canon by laymen art lovers, amateurs, and connoisseurs. Flemish and Dutch travel diaries are used in this article to unveil more details about these middlebrow art observations. Was a long and expensive Grand Tour the sole vehicle for close encounters with the arts? Flow did laymen's interest and discourse about the arts evolve over the long run? Finally, the study attempts to reconstruct the Netherlandish "common" taste for individual masters, schools, genres, and periods.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Eighteenth-century studies / American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies [Buffalo, N.Y.] - Baltimore, Md, 1967, currens
Publication
Baltimore, Md : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012
ISSN
1086-315X [online]
0013-2586 [print]
Volume/pages
46:1(2012), p. 29-56
ISI
000310408800002
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
Publication type
Subject
Art 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 15.11.2012
Last edited 17.12.2017
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